1928 - the Cobden Bridge, an iron bridge which crosses the River Itchen, opens in England.
This Day in History
2011 - the Rio Negro, a 3595-meter-long cable-stayed bridge over the Rio Negro, opens in Brazil.
1698 - Designer of the Ecole Militaire in Paris, France, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, is born.
1900 - The Wright Brothers fly in their glider for the first time.
1833- Inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel, is born in Sweden.
2005 - Ground breaks on the construction of Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, in Indiana, U.S.A.
1914 - an automobile is used for the first time to collect and deliver mail by the US post office.
1995 - Ground breaks on the construction of the Verizon Center, home of the Washington Capitals, in Washington, D.C.
1999 - After 18.5 months of construction, the Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Kings, Clippers, and Lakers, opens in California, U.S.A.
1943 - Construction begins on the destroyer ship, the USS Kidd.